Classes

Which Class SHOULD I Start With?

For pups 8-11 weeks old:
Puppy Kindergarten

For pups 12-18 weeks old:
Puppy Training I

For pups 18+ weeks old:
Basic Household Manners

For graduates of SIRIUS Puppy Training I:
Puppy Training II

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Puppy I, and Puppy II:
Complete Puppy Course

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Puppy Kindergarten

The earlier you start training, the easier it will be! Learn how to handle the most urgent puppy training issues, including safe socialization with people, puppy biting, house training, and chewing - all of which should be addressed during your puppy's first three months of life.

MoreRegistration Fee: $125 for 4 sessions

Age: On the start date of the class, pups must be between 8 weeks and 11 weeks old (i.e., 56-83 days).

If your dog is older than 11 weeks old, but still between 12-18 weeks old, Puppy Training I is the age-appropriate class to start with.
If your pup is older than 18 weeks old, Basic Household Manners is the age-appropriate class to start with.

Vaccine: First DHLPP or DHPP vaccine prior to first session.

 

Puppy Training I

Learn how to control your puppy off-leash. Teach come, sit, settle down, and shush on cue. Continue socializing your pup to people and other dogs and preventing common behavior and temperament problems such as puppy biting, jumping up, and pulling on leash.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks old (i.e., 84-126 days).

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, Basic Household Manners is the age-appropriate class.

Vaccine: Proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 7 days prior to the start-date of class.

Puppy Training II

Refine the skills you learned in Puppy Training I and learn how to teach your young adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance. Prerequisite: Puppy Training I

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Basic Household Manners.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required.

Puppy Training III

Receive specialized attention on the areas of training you would like to work on, such as perfecting off-leash control or learning challenging new behaviors. Prerequisite: Puppy 2

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Puppies must have completed Puppy I and Puppy II.

Age: Under 18 months

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required.

 

The Sirius Essential Skill Series

The Sirius Essential Skill Series is a 3-part program: Basic Household Manners, Leash Manners, and Come When Called! This series provides targeted, focused work on the most desired and necessary companion dog skills. Continue to improve your dog’s skills and also to have a safe place to train your dog with support and coaching. The three classes are meant to compliment each other and we recommend taking all three courses in the SIRIUS Essential Skill Series.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 per 5 week course, $540 for all three classes

Temperament: Dogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people.

Age: 19 weeks or older

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required.

Pre-requisite: The Basic Household Manners class has no pre-requisite. The Leash Manners & Come When Called classes require completion of either Puppy Training I, or Basic Household Manners.

Basic Household Manners

Skills taught include; watch me, no jumping (teach your dog not to jump up on people), stay from a sit or down, stand still, go to bed, leave it (how to ignore food and other distractions), Take it (how to take things such as food and toys, gently). This class is 5 sessions total, and each session meets approximately 50 minutes each week.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

TemperamentDogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people.

Age: 19 weeks or older

If your puppy is younger than 19 weeks old, please start with Puppy Training I.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

Leash Manners

Teach your dog to walk politely on-leash and to heel on or off-leash. Additional skills taught include; sit, watch me (eye contact/attention), hand target (great for controlling your dog with clarity and ease), follow the leader, and more. This class is 5 sessions total, and each session meets approximately 50 minutes each week.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: 19 weeks or older.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Pre-requisite: Complete Puppy Course, or Basic Household Manners.

Come when Called!

Teach your dog to come when called with enthusiasm and no matter the distraction! Additional skills taught include; how to properly play (tug), food games, the name game, and sit/down from motion, hide and seek, and more. This class is 5 sessions total, and each session meets approximately 50 minutes each week.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Age: 19 weeks or older.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Pre-requisite: Complete Puppy Course, or Basic Household Manners.

Trix

Master tricks like high-five, spin, take a bow, wave, hide your eyes, put your toys away or find my keys… or our trainers can help you with a trick of your own choice.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Puppy Training IDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Canine Good Citizen Prep

Receive the preparation you’ll need to take the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test, a certification program designed to reward dogs who demonstrate good manners at home and in the community.

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 6 sessions

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Puppy Training IDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Sacramento Super Stars

MoreRegistration Fee is $200 for 5 sessions

This class requires an invitation or approval from our Sacramento Instructor, Heidi Hurdy: double.duty.dogs@gmail.com